Location: WAB – 740 University Ave.
Reading Philip Seymour Hoffman – In this class, the four seminal screenplays for Capote, Love Liza, The Savages and Doubt, starring the celebrated late actor, will be read in their entirety. The scripts will be used to analyze the writing and illustrate dramatic principles. Issues of adaption from stage to screen and especially the relationship between screenwriting and acting will be explored in detail. Excerpts from pertinent films will complement the reading and discussions. At the end of this class, students will have gained a better understanding of screenplay structure and the screenwriting process. This class will run July 10 – August 28.